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The Art For Aid Project was developed by Eastern Métis artist Colleen Gray to collect new and gently used art supplies for remote Indigenous schools and communities across Canada. The goals are: 

To connect Indigenous youth to art, through access to quality art tools; To support educators in providing art exploration for youth in remote communities in Canada. 

The passionate artist behind it all. 

Since 2013, Metis artist Colleen Gray has, been creating and selling her moving and unusual art, using the proceeds to ship art supplies into remote Indigenous schools across Canada. 


Many schools in remote communities work with insufficient and often minimal quality art supplies. Colleen believes strongly in the power of art to invite healing and provide a creative vehicle to help break the rigours of isolation for Indigenous youth.

The Governor General of Canada 

Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteering

Colleen Gray - June 26, 2019

For her role in supporting art exploration

through access to art supplies and

creative art programs in Canadian remote

Indigenous schools through Art for Aid.

Support Art for Aid 

To donate toward this program, click DONATE and specify that your gift is in support of Art for Aid

To donate art supplies, if you live in the Ottawa area, visit the


To purchase Colleen’s original works and prints, visit the


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